The library of the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems provides literature and information services for the institute's scientific staff. The library contains books reflecting the institute's research fields and collects literature on related scientific subjects. Members of the institute can use the library 24 hours a day. External researchers and students may use the library during opening hours.


Vivien Scherr (Librarian)

phone: +49 (0)351 871 1900
telefax: +49 (0)351 871 1099
mail: library[at]pks.mpg(dot)de 


Opening hours


Tuesday -

9.00 am - 4.30 pm

9.00 am - 3.15 pm



elibrary Publications mpipks

Our Institutional Publications are now integrated in our elibrary.

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Open Access

Information about the Digital Second Publication Right are now available.

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Article request

Articles which are not in the library collection or licensed by the MPS can be requested.

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Book request

Books you only need for a limited period of time can be requested as an Interlibrary Loan from another library.

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New Books

Kuehn, Kerry: Space, time and motion (A student's guide through the great physics texts: 2)

New York, NY ; Heidelberg [u.a.] 2015. Signatur: UB 2800 KUE -2

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Sen, Siddhartha: Many-body physics, topology and geometry

2015. Signatur: UP 1300 SEN

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Kleidon, Axel: Thermodynamic foundations of the earth system

2016. Signatur: UG 1000 KLE

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